A viral tweet revealing that this emoji comes from lesbian sex is blowing people’s minds

A viral tweet has revealed to many that an emoji comes from a mask which was historically used during lesbian sex.

The Japanese Goblin emoji, which was added to the emoji library in 2015, comes from the tengu mask.

That’s right, the same mask used as a sex toy in this 17th-century portrayal of sapphic lovemaking.


As the wonderful Twitter account Whores of Yore explains, the picture is “a 17th-century shunga woodblock printing from Japan depicting two women having sex.

“One has tied a tengu mask around her waist, and penetrates her partner using its long nose.”

But it was another Twitter user who recognised the significance for 21st-century readers.

They wrote: “So it turns out this emoji is actually a Japanese strap-on.


“Won’t be long before it’s turned into a water gun, so use it while it lasts,” they added, referring to the move to change the gun emoji into a water-based weapon.

Both posts have attracted more than 20,000 retweets and likes.

A study in March showed that women who have sex with women are more likely to orgasm.


Researchers at the University of Arkansas discovered that though straight partners have sex more often, bisexual and lesbian women have more orgasms – by far.

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